Homicide Investigation After Greenford Schoolboy Dies from Allergic Reaction

Pupil at William Perkin High School arrested in connection with the death


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A thirteen-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe allergic reaction and a boy of the same age has been arrested in connection with his death.

The police were called to William Perkin C of E High School on Wednesday 28 June after it became apparent that an incident had occurred which led to the teenager coming into contact with the allergen.

Karanbir Cheema died on Sunday, almost two weeks after collapsing.

Karanbir Cheema

A boy at the same school, was arrested on Wednesday, 28 June and interviewed in connection with the incident. He has been bailed to return on a date in late July pending further enquiries. The incident was initially investigated by officers from Ealing Borough but has since been passed to the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

The exact circumstances of his death remain unclear but Karanbir had an allergy to dairy products and some newspapers are reporting that he came into contact with cheese.

Alice Hudson, executive head teacher of Twyford Academy Trust, said: "Karanbir Cheema (known as Karan) was a popular Year 8 student at the school. He had many friends who are devastated at his death, as are the staff.

"He was a bright and keen student who excelled in maths. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karan's family."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 020 8785 8244 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

July 13, 2017


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